What is employment law?

What does employment law cover?

Employment law may involve all aspects of the work environment and can be applied to global organisations, public or private companies and individuals. Employment lawyers like our Swindon solicitors, assist with these matters and help companies navigate this complex subject. Employment law is quite complex and can be split into two categories.

Firstly there is the workplace rights & obligations of employees, followed by an employer’s rights and obligations. There are not many firms that only deal with claimants. Most firms work with both the claimant and the employer to prevent any potential, future conflicts of interests. Firms in cities are more likely to be on one side more than the other, mainly because of more frequent employer-claimant disputes.

Employment law is very dynamic and specific to different jurisdictions. It can also change with time as the workplace changes. It includes understanding contracts, statutory rights and current law decisions. The many changes to labor law are due to developments at the European Union level.

The role of the employment lawyer

Contentious work includes disciplinary and grievance matters, complaints of unpaid wages or benefits, claims of employer negligence or fault, and claims by employees for injuries arising from an occupational incident – sometimes dealing with Employment Tribunal court cases and occasionally High Court and county claim.

Non-contentious employment law task include providing employment advices & dealing with employment contracts as well as counselling on redundancy schemes. Employment law is therefore about far more than just dealing with employment contracts – employment lawyers will often be called upon to give general advice relating to any matter that falls under the umbrella of employment.

Employment lawyers work with many different kinds of clients, no matter the size of their business. They might specialize in a particular area of law like immigration or contract law, but they’re always available to help with any kind of legal matter. Employment law provides many different elements you can enjoy exploring, such as higher-profile cases. Due to how cases can vary, lawyer competition for employment law is higher than other areas of law. However it’s typically popular due to steady flow of work and balancing your work with the rest of your life.

Have you got what it takes to be a employment lawyer?

Trainees may be responsible for direct contact with clients, such as assisting a company with employment aspects of their corporate transactions or helping a staff member prepare a tribunal case. Empathy is something that people in the field of employment law mention often. One reason for this is because employers have to deal with personal, & sometimes unpleasant allegations. As employment lawyer you’ll also need to be empathetic and supportive. Trainees may be expected to prepare for and advocate for clients at an Employment Tribunal. As such, public speaking skills would be a plus.

Employment lawyers are often in charge of drafting letters, agreements, and litigation documents. The research skills required in the industry are more specialized than many other areas in law. Mixing contentious and advisory work with non-contentious work takes a lot of organization skills.

It’s important to stay on top of new legislation in order to adapt accordingly. These changes can happen in early April and mid-October each year, making it a constant consideration when looking at the issue. Trainees will need to have strong commercial awareness in order to understand the client’s business and establish good relationships with HR and other business people early on in their training.

Understanding marketing and business development can be very important for law firms to establish relations with clients and win new work. This is a rather competitive field of law, so you need to make sure you stay on top of it all.

A career in employment law

The educational background required for this position is a Bachelors degree. In addition to this, You should have an interest in people and work.

It is common for the workplace to change, especially when it comes to employment law. Because of this, you should always be up to date with the changes in order to succeed in your business.

You will need some commons skills like having a good time management and handling large amounts of data.

Volunteering to care for someone can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling, but at the same time is likely to be difficult and challenging. Make sure to have some people skills, and remember that it’s just a job.

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Understanding The Conveyancing Process

Paperwork and Contracts

When your offer on a home has been accepted, it is time to move forward with the contract. The contract includes all of the terms of the sale, including price and any specific details related to purchase. You will get your property information when you go to visit it. The seller typically provides all the details about the property and their solicitor provides legal confirmation of the seller’s ownership rights in relation to that property.

A Solicitor From The Buyer’s Side Will Get in Touch

The buyer’s solicitor will look over the contract before the event of a purchase. They will verify that everything is correct to your standards & any changes/clarifications are made before the end of the waiting period, if they’re looking to purchase a property, they’ll first speak with the seller’s solicitor. After that, they should investigate any local issues like right of way disputes or boundary issues.


Estate agents will normally carry out a survey. We ensure that the buyers’ solicitor is made aware of any outstanding issues. The report will cover the condition of the building, the surrounding land, external factors such as drainage systems and other developments in the neighbourhood.

Buyers and sellers often need a real estate agent to help them with the process. They’ll make sure all the different aspects of the property are in order before making a purchase. You can also call an agent if you have any concerns about the condition of your property’s title. They will also do an additional investigation, such as checking any environmental issues or a potential history of flooding.

Draft Contract Approval

Once the survey is complete, both parties will negotiate the contract. If everyone is satisfied, then the ink can be applied to the document so that each party will have a copy ready for exchange.


If you are using a mortgage to buy your house, the lender will use their own solicitors. A solicitor is usually the middleman between you & the lender, helping you to sign all of the paperwork. Your solicitor will typically act for the buyer too.


If a buyer accepts a seller’s offer and the seller agrees, they both legally set themselves to fulfilling their obligations without alteration. If they back out of the deal, they will be penalized for it financially and legally responsible for any losses. This is a great advantage of doing a business [name] contract. [name] will have to pay the deposit and the delivery date is fixed. There are times when you need to go into the contract in detail for this, so if there are any chains of transactions involved, Estate Agents can talk to the buyer, sellers, lender and their solicitor(s) to help fix the date.

Once Contracts Have Been Exchanged

This process can be lengthy and needs to be done in a specific order. The first step is to get legislative approval and sign the contract. Then, we search for any title registers and bankruptcy or mortgage debts on behalf of the client. Depending on your circumstances, they’ll either ask for the remaining balance of the purchase price to be paid now or at a later date. Your solicitor will prepare your final financial statements and help sort out any outstanding loans if needed.

Completing The Process

When the property is sold, the buyer’s solicitor sends purchase money to the seller’s solicitor. The solicitors work out together which documents need to be sent between them. After the buyer has finished paying for the property, they are notified by the seller of what to do with their keys. The buyer then receives them and is able to move into that location.

Completion and Transfer

When a property is completed, the buyer and seller have moved on with their lives. The solicitors still have a lot to do though. The seller’s solicitor will need to organise the repayment of any mortgage left on the property, pay off the estate agent and transfer any cash balance over to the buyer.

The burden for the upkeep of the property falls on the purchaser when they buy. They are responsible for keeping track of tax payments, acquiring mortgages, notifying their purchase to HMRC and applying for registration. They also need to register ownership of the property at their chosen Land Registry service. When the solicitor has finished working with your mortgage lender and your buyer, they need to check all agreements and relevant paperwork is sent out to those involved…

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